Definition of Trunk road
1. Noun. A highway.
Generic synonyms: Highway, Main Road
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
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Literary usage of Trunk road
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"The Grand trunk road, running up the entire valley of the Ganges from Calcutta to the north-west frontier, first planned as a highway of armies in the i6th ..."
2. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"... opposite bank of the Brahmaputra, about 50 miles distant, by the Assam Trunk Road, and by a steam service branch of the Northern Bengal State Railway. ..."
3. Fraser's Magazine by Thomas Carlyle (1856)
"Every-day Traffic of the Great trunk road. on stricter inquiry, is found to mean that hot water, milk, and eggs, with perhaps bread and a grilled fowl (at ..."
4. My Diary in India, in the Year 1858-9 by William Howard Russell (1860)
"The trunk road. — A fine piece of loot. — General Rose. ... The trunk road up and down is unsafe. The Commander-in-Chief has literally not a man to escort ..."
5. Chota Nagpore, a Little-known Province of the Empire by Francis Bradley Bradley-Birt (1903)
"A TRAMP ON THE GRAND trunk road 179 begun, crept with lightning speed over the land, robbed it for ever of its great position as the most important highway ..."
6. The Law of Railways: Embracing Corporations, Eminent Domain, Contracts by Isaac Fletcher Redfield (1867)
"It has been suggested by some, that where a branch line is permitted to carry its traffic over the trunk road, thus necessitating a certain number of trips ..."